Arnold J. Metzger

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for Arnold J. Metzger, 93, of Langdon, who passed away Monday, May 8, 2017 at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon.

Posted 05/11/2017


Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon.

Arnold John was born March 23, 1924 in Mount Carmel to Severius and Lucy (Perius) Metzger. He attended school in Mt. Carmel and Wales. He was united in marriage to Alice Kartes on June 22, 1948 in Mt. Carmel and they made their home in Langdon. He worked for John Deere for 19 years before starting his own business, Metzger Repair, in 1966. He worked right out of his garage/shop and never really retired as people still dropped stuff off to be repaired. He loved to make his own wooden and metal toys and saved many everyday items to use on them. He loved to fish, go camping, play music-especially the piano, and tinkering on things. He was a charter member of the Langdon Eagles Aerie #3454. He was a member of the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon.

Surviving Arnold are his wife, Alice, of Langdon; children: Dennis (Alice) of Fargo, Rebecca Gellner of Grand Forks, Kathleen (Rod) Dahl of Ray, Janet (Paul) Mattson of Fargo, and David (Debbie) of Selah, Wash.; grandchildren: Jodi, Holly, Jill, John, Justin, Ben, Kristi, Karrie, and Miranda; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; siblings: Sister Petronilla, Ray (Lorraine) Metzger, Gerry Waltz, Marilyn (Art) Gapp, and Josie (Ken) Bittner; sisters-in-law Ruth Metzger and Mary Ann Metzger; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter; son-in-law Kurt Gellner; siblings: Syl (Madeline), Nestor (Helen), Emeric (Pat), Roy, and Maurice; and brother-in-law Tom Waltz.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at